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Make yourself a better college candidate over summer break

Make yourself a better college candidate over summer break

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor

June 20, 2019

1.Find a volunteer opportunity Volunteer work is one of the biggest factors that colleges look for in potential students. Volunteering shows engagement, leadership, and time management, and it's something you probably should be doing already. When you volunteer, you’re helping out the community ...

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

October 27, 2017

This is my open letter to the Board of Education.  I'll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In mid-October, I read in The Washington Post that senior students in the Washington, D.C. region have been granted one weekend homework-free, so they can work on their college applications. ...

Are honor societies still honorable?

Are honor societies still honorable?

by Olivia DuBro, Managing Editor

September 20, 2015

Back in the swing of the school year-- you’ve finally figured out the best route to get to your classes on time; you’ve set up a schedule to balance all of your homework; you’ve gotten into the habit of checking your grades; and you’ve learned which of your teachers are most intense. As ...

Instagram University: Social media should not dictate your next four years

Instagram University:  Social media should not dictate your next four years

by Izzy Peterson, Editor

February 20, 2015

Students across America sit in wait for college acceptance letters to begin appearing in their mailboxes and anxiously refresh the application status page on their laptops. Videos and tweets shared by elated kids are posted by the hour, unleashing their excitement upon the world and simultaneously increasing...

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